Treasure Chest Thursday – New NEHGS/Boston Archdiocese parish records include Baptismal Records for Joseph Edward Shackford & His Mother Catherine Mullet (Blog 405)

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NEHGS Announces release of new Catholic Records Online

We’ve been searching through the newly released Boston Archdiocese Parish Records  on the New England Historical Genealogy Society’s WEB page and have found some wonderful records related to Thomas Edward Shackford, my great great grandfather and his mother Catherine Mullet:

Joseph’s baptismal record reads:

Joseph Edward Shackford
Dec. 26th I baptized Joseph Edward born 22d October
of William Shackford & Catherine Mullett
Sp Edward W Rollins & Catherine O’Brien
N Y ‘Brien

We had this same birthdate for Joseph but didn’t have a source so this baptismal record now provides us with a document and adds to his marriage record documenting the names of his parents, William Brown Shackford & Catherine T Mullet.  We’re hoping to learn if there is any relationship to the Edward W Rollins & Catherine O’Brien who were the sponsors of this baptism.

We also believe we found Catherine’s baptismal record.  From the 1900 census we know she was born Oct 1812 and from her 87th birthday celebration we learned that she was born in Boston.  This leads us to believe this baptismal record may belong to her:

1812

Catherine Mullet
November 1st
Catherine born the 10th. Daughter of William & Eleanor
Mullet. Sponsors James Devereaux & Catherine Dulley
+ John B P of Bn

This would be the only record we’ve found giving the names of Catherine’s parents but we want to check other records to be sure — last summer we learned that Joseph’s mother Catherine Mullet and her daughter May Kate (Shackford) Loughrin were buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in a plot belonging to Edward W Roland and discovered that  Edward’s wife Anna J Roland had left a will mentioning sisters Catherine Shackford and Mary A Leman.  We still have to do some research to better understand the relationship of Mary Ann, Catherine and Anna J — while Mary Ann’s marriage record lists the last name of Mullet, Annais much younger and her marriage record and death record lists a last name of McCawley and her death record lists parents Patrick and Catherine Quinn.

We’ll take a deeper look in these wonderful catholic church records for other source records to help us learn more about this part of the Shackford family line!

Do you have any Catholic Shackford descendents who might be listed in these records?

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

“Massachusetts: (Image only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900,” digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 25 January 2017), Joseph E Shackford; Image 191 of 345

“Massachusetts: (Image only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900,” digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 25 January 2017), Joseph E Shackford; Vol 6, Page 529, December 1849

“Spry as a Girl,” Evening Herald (Syracuse, New York), 23 October 1899; Fulton History (http:// : accessed 14 July 2013), http://fultonhistory.com.

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Mystery Monday – What Family does Dinah Shackford, Belong To? She died in Newburyport on July 6, 1806 (Blog 404)

Dinah Shackford’s name is listed in very nice handwriting in the Newburyport Town Clerk listing of deaths followed by the date July 6, 1806.

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Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, Essex, Newburyport, Deaths 1763-1832, page 64, FamilySearch

She’s also listed on page 783 of the 1911 Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume II Marriages and Deaths (which probably was created from the Town Records).  That books however has some more information – a note next to her name stating a. 28y. C. R. 3. which means that there may be a church record in the First Presbyterian Church, Old South listing her age as 28.  (We haven’t found this source yet).

This is all we know of Dinah — we don’t know if she was born to a Shackford, married a Shackford, or was someone who assumed the name of a Shackford.  Perhaps we’ll solve this mystery someday…

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SOURCES:

Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 January 2017), Dinah Shackford; >Essex>Newburyport>Deaths 1763-1832>page 64>Image 35 of 95

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, Newcomb & Gauss, 1911), page 783; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 20 January 2017.

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Census Sunday – Simeon B Roberts, Lydia Jane Shackford’s Husband, Was His Own Enumerator! (Blog 403)

Normally we wonder if the person who spoke to the census taker knew the correct details regarding the family and if the census taker was accurate in writing down or transcribing that information onto the census record.  But we’re pretty certain the information in the 1910 Rollingsford Census is correct for Simeon B Roberts and his family because he was his own census taker (formally called the enumerator)!

Simeon, the son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Fernald) Roberts also worked as a clerk in a store, farmer, was active in agricultural development, postmaster, represented Rollinsford in the state legislature, worked as a Representative to the General Court, was the master of the local grange, and was involved in Republican politics.

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1910 Census Rollinsford, New Hampshire

Roberts Simon B, Head, M W, age 60, M, 38, New Hampshire, Farmer, Vegt
——- Lydia J, Wife, F, W, 59, M, 38, 9 children 7 living, born New Hampshire [Lydia Jane Shackford, daughter of Joseph E and Eliza Jane (Palmer) Shackford, jsp]
——- Herbert A, son, M, W, 29, M, 8, born New Hampshire, Laborer, Farm
——- Lily P, Dau in Law, F, W, 26, M, 8, 5 children, 4 living, born England
——- Ernest R, Son, M, W, 26, S, born Maine
——- George R, Son, M, W, 22, M, 3, born New Hampshire
——- Delia M, Dau in Law, F, W, 21, M, 3, born New Hampshire
——- Elizabeth, Mother, F, W, 90, W, born Maine [Elizabeth Fernald, jsp]
——- Harold C, Grandson, M, W, 7, born New Hampshire [son of Herbert A Roberts, jsp]
——- Arthur E, Grandson, M, W, 5, born New Hampshire [son of Herbert A Roberts, jsp]
——- James P, Grandson, M, W, 1, born New Hampshire [son of Herbert A Roberts, jsp]
——- Mildred H, Granddaughter, F, W, 2/12, born New Hampshire [dau of Herbert A Roberts, jsp]

Simeon and his wife Lydia probably had nine children but only seven survived. We’ll be writing more about Simeon and his wife Lydia Jane Shackford in a future blog.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Rollinsford, enumeration district (ED) 237, Sheet No 1A, Page no 119 (stamped_, dwelling 4, family 4, Simeon Roberts; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 January 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Rollinsford, enumeration district (ED) 299, Sheet No 18B, Home visited 254, Family Number 353, Simeon B Roberts; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 January 2017).

Scales John, History of Strafford County, New Hampshire and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Ill: Richmond-Arnold Publishing, 1914), page 633; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 22 January 2017.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Mary Ellen (Dame) Shackford Petitions the Court for an Administration De Bonis Non for Her Father’s Estate (Blog 402)

Mary Ellen (Dame) Shackford (1810-1902) possibly learned the importance of having a will after seeing how long it took to settle the estate of her father, James Chadborne Dame.

James Chadborne Dame, the son of Joseph and Patience (Chadbourne) Dame was born August 25, 1770 in Barnstead or Newington New Hampshire and married Phebe Agnes Ayers on January 11, 1795. We find James in the 1810, 1830, 1840 census records and know from various books that he was a well known teacher who had three sons and three daughters.  We also know that he moved to Concord, NH in 1846.  James’ wife Phebe died there on October 30, 1854 and he died on October 10, 1859.

On Jan 24, 1860, James’ son George and his daughter Harriet P Dame asked the court to appoint George as the estate’s administrator and their request was approved.  It appears that George did not complete his responsibilities before his death on August 24, 1863 so his sister Mary Shackford petitioned the court for an Administration De Bonis Non (a second administrator to replace the first who has died or been removed from his/her responsibilities).

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State of New-Hampshire
Merrimack, ss
At a Court of Probate holden at Concord in and for said County on the Fourth Tuesday of April Anno Domini 1864, before the Hon. Judge of Probate for said County:
Upon the petition of Mary Shackford of Concord in said County; respectfully representing that James C Dame late of said Concord and last an inhabitant in said County, has lately deceased, intestate, having at the time of his death, estate in said County of Merrimack, that George Dame of said Concord who was duly appointed Administrator of the estate of said James C Dame has lately deceased not having fully completed his administration of said estate; praying that administration de bonis non may be granted to John Abbott of Concord.
Upon examination of said petition it appears that the facts therein alleged are true. It is therefore decreed that administration de bonis non on the estate of said deceased be granted to said John Abbott
Attest, Isaac A Hill Register.

STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE.
Merrimack, ss.
THE JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR SAID COUNTY,
To John Abbott of Concord
WHEREAS, James C Dame late of Concord
in said County, has lately deceased, intestate, and whereas George Dame who was duly appointed Administrator of the estate of said James C Dame has lately deceased not having fully completed his administration of said estate;
Therefore, trusting in your care and fidelity, I do, by these Presents, hereby constitute and appoint you Administrator de bonis non of the estate of the said James C Dame deceased, not heretofore administered upon, with full power to administer the same; to ask, gather, levy, and receive all and whatsoever credits of the said James C Dame while he lived, and at the time of his death, did appertain’ to pay all debts in which said deceased stood bound, so far as said estate can extend; and well and faithfully to administer and dispose of said estate according to law. You are to make, or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of said estate; and the same to return, upon oath, to the Judge of Probate for said County, within three months next existing; and to render, upon oath, a plain and true account of your said administration, within one year next following.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have herein set my hand and the seal of the said Court of Probate
Dated at Concord, in said County, the 26th day of April A. D. 1864
Hamilton E Jenkins, Judge of Probate
A true Record, Attest Grace A Hill Register

The court approved her request and appointed John Abbott to administer the estate.

We’re still hunting for the rest of the details of the administration of James’ estate so we can see if it lists the names of his living children.  (They are listed in many books but we’re hoping to help out someone looking for other documentation regarding the relationships in this family).

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SOURCES:

1810 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, James Dame; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2017).

1830 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstad, James C Dame; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2017).

1840 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, James C Dame; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2017).

New England Historic Genealogical Society, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register for the Year 1860, Volume XIV (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1860), Jan, page 84, Marriages and Deaths; digital image, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 19 January 2017.

“New Hampshire Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2017), John Dam m Phebe Ayers

New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2017), John C Dame; Merrimack>Probate Records, Vol 035-036, 1858-1864, page 100

Poole Murray Edward, The history of the Treman, Tremaine, Truman family in America (Ithaca, N. Y.: Press of the Ithaca Democrat, 1901), page 1296; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009569902 : accessed 25 February 2015

States James Noyes, Genealogy of the Ayers Family of Fairfield County, Connecticut (New Haven, Connecticut: 1916), page 78; digital image, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 19 January 2017.

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Military Monday – Charles Frederick Shackford of Revere Commissioned a 2nd Lt on July 22, 1919 (Blog 401)

Our only record of Charles Frederick Shackford’s military service comes from the Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts For the Year Ending December 31, 1919 which lists Charles’ commission to 2nd Lt on July 22, 1919.

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Second Lieutenant
Charles F. Shackford, Revere, Commissioned July 22, 1919
Original Entry to Service: State Guard, 15th regt., D co., June 7, 1917 to July 22, 1919

We do not know what Charles did in the Massachusetts Guard but know that he during his time of service he completed a WWI draft card which stated that he resided at 12 Montfern Ave in Revere on Sept 12, 1918 and was working for the A E Little Company on 70 Blake Street in Lynn.

Charles was born on November 17, 1883 in Chelsea to Frederick Stowe and Jessie Ann (MacQuillon) Shackford who were very young when he was born – 17 and 15.  We’re not sure why we can’t find Charles in the 1900 census (we do find his parents) but we do find him in the 1902 and 1904 Revere Directories listed as a clerk boarding in his parent’s home at 153 State Road.  We also know he was 19 when his younger sister Lillian May Shackford was born in 1902.

In 1909 Charles married Nellie Elizabeth Gibby, the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Loring) Gibby. By 1910 they were living at 12 Montfern Av in Revere.  We find them at this address in every census and directory until their deaths with Charles working as a clerk in a shoe factory, distribution clerk at a Gas Light Company, and with General Electric in Malden.  Charles was also at this address when he registered for the draft in 1942 and was working for the Malden Gas & Electric Company.

Nellie died in 1943 in Malden and Charles died in April 1965.  We only know of their deaths from the Massachusetts  and the Social Security Death Index and do not know of any burial records at this time.

CHILDREN:

None known.

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SOURCES:

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 1680, Sheet No 19A, house visited 336, family no 433, Charles Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 656, Sheet No 11A, dwelling 102, family 231, Charles F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 13-551, Sheet No 10B, dwelling 159, family 243, Charles F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts For the Year Ending December 31, 1919 (Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers, 1920), 178; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 8 January 2017.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Frederick S Shackford, 17 November 1883; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 October 2016).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 September 2013), Nellie E (Gibby) Shackford d. Revere 1943.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , Charles F Shackford, 17 November 1909; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

“U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014,” index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Shackford.

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Frederick Shackford; citing : United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

“U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Frederick Shackford.

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Wedding Wednesday – Hazel Shackford of New Hampshire married George F Bohannan in California June 1, 1921 (Blog 400)

Hazel Shackford was sure adventurous!  Sometime before the age of 24 she moved from Conway, New Hampshire to California where she is mentioned in a 1913 newspaper article as assisting the hostesses of an affair at the Ebell Clubhouse hosted by a Mrs Andrew James Copp.  Then in 1916 we find Hazel listed in the Glendale California Voter Registrations – she’s a student living at 406 W Third St.  In 1917 she’s in the same residence working as a secretary working for Dr Hurtt.

We’re not sure what brought Hazel to California — she was born about 1888 in Conway, New Hampshire to Jesse Fred and Edith Beacham Shackford.  We find her in the 1900 census twice, once with her parents and brother Charles in Conway on June 12th and with her grandparents in Eaton on June 19th.  She’s also listed with her family in the Conway 1905 Register and in the 1910 census in Conway.  By the 1920 census she is recorded in Glendale California as a secretary for a real estate firm.

Hazel’s marriage license and Certificate of Marriage told us the name of her husband (George F Bohannan), his birthplace (Michigan), his parents (Willis George and Agnes J Wilkenson), his occupation (a printer).  It stated that Hazel was 29 but based on previous census records, we believe she was 32.

marriage-record-hazel-shackford-george-bohannan-familysearchMarriage License County of Los Angeles
These Presents Are to authorize and licence any Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the District Court of Appeal; Judge of the Superior Court, Justice of the Peace, Judge of any Police Court, City Recorder, Priest or Minister of the Gospel of any denomination, to solemnize within said County, the marriage of George F Bohannan a native of Michigan aged 32 years, resident of Glendale County of Los Angeles State of California, and Hazel Shackford a native of New Hampshire aged 29 years resident of Glendale, County of Los Angeles, State of California, said parties being of sufficient age to be capable of contracting marriage.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Superior
Court of said County, this 27 day of May A. D. 1921
L E LAMPTON
By E Higgins, Deputy Clerk

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ss: I hereby certify, that I believe the facts stated in the within and above License to be true, and that upon due inquiry there appears to be no legal impediments to the marriage of said George F. Bohannan and Hazel Shackford that said parties were joined in marriage by me on the 1st day of June 1921, in North Glendale said County and State, that W. H. Nerndorf a resident of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of Calif and Mrs R. C. Wells, a resident of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of Calif were present as witnesses of said ceremony.
I have hereunto set my hand this 1st day of June A. D. 1921
Julius Saper
Minister of the Gospel
A full, true and correct copy of the original recorded this 3 day of June 1921 at 5 P. M. at request of Minister C L. Logan County Recorder
By L E Young, Deputy

California State Board of Health
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS Local Register No 4211
FULL NAME OF BROOM George F Bohannan
RESIDENCE Glendale, Cal
AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 32 years
COLOR OR RACE White
Single, Widowed, Divorced, Single
Number of Marriage 1st
Birthplace Michigan
Occupation Printer
Name of Father Willis George
Birthplace of Father N. Y.
Maiden Name of Mother Agnes J Wilkinson
Birthplace of Mother Canada
Full Name of Bride Hazel Shackford
Residence Glendale Cal
Age at last birthday 29 years
Color or Race White
Single Widowed or Divorced Single
Numer of Marriage 1st
Birthplace ew Hampshire
Occupation —-
Name of Father J Fred Shackford
Birthplace of Father New Hampshrie
Maiden Name of Mother Edith M Beach
Birthplace of Mother N. H.
We, the groom and bride named in this certificate hereby certify that the information given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief. Signed George F Bohannan and Hazel Shackford

CERTIFICATE OF PERSON PERFORMING CEREMONY
I Hereby Certify that George F Bohannan and Hazel Shackford
Were joined in marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of California at North Glendale, Calif.
Signaature of Witness
R D Stinson Julius Soper
Residence Glendale Calif

We suspect that George and Hazel divorced shortly after having a daughter Ruth born about 1923.  We find Hazel and Ruth living  together in the 1930 and 1940 censuses and George living with Gladys in San Francisco.

Hazel died in Los Angeles on July 23, 1961.  We hope she met her dreams by moving to California at such a young age!

CHILDREN:

Ruth Bohannan (1923-????)  Married Kenneth Neville Jones and Albert Riggs Downing – do not believe she had any children

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS:  Find Hazel’s birth record

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) 17, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 339, family 380, Fred Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton Town, Freedom Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 18, Sheet No 7, dwelling 22, family 22, Caleb Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2014).

1910 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 19, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 51, family 58, Jesse F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 February 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 27, Sheet No 4B, dwelling 91, family 97, Hazel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 19-9, Sheet No 11B, dwelling 218, family 342, Hazel Bohannan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1940 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 19-225, Sheet No 10B, visited no 336, home value 2500, Hazel Bohannan; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 January 2017).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804002 : accessed 12 May 2014), George F Bohannan m Hazel Shackford 1 Jun 1921.

California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 January 2017), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCC-MNW, Hazel Bohannan, 23 Jul 1961, Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017), Miss Hazel Shackford

In Honor of Her Three Daughters-in Law… Mrs Andrew James Copp,” Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), 28 January 1913; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/ : accessed 2 January 2017

Mitchell Hartford & Bean, The Conway, N. H. Town Register 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: H. E. Mitchell Company, 1905), CENSUS page 87; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017.

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Military Monday – Charles Beacham Shackford, Pvt, WWI, 151st Dep Brigade (Blog 399)

Charles Beacham Shackford, the son of Jesse Fred and Edith M (Beacham) Shackford was born May 22, 1892 in Eaton, New Hampshire. His father was employed as a grain dealer at the time of his birth.  We find Charles and his sister Hazel in two 1900 censuses – once on June 12th in Conway with their parents Fred J and Edith M and a week later on June 19th in Eaton, New Hampshire with their grandparents Caleb and Lydia A (Hamilton) Shackford.  In 1910 we find the family in Carroll, New Hampshire.  Charles was 17, his father was running the general store and the children’s grandmother Belinda A (Stillings) Beacham was living with the family.

On June 5, 1917 Charles completed his draft registration card stating he was 25 years old, a farmer, and had no dependents.  The card shows that he was of medium height, medium build, had dark eyes, black hair, and had no disabilities.  We have no record of his military service other than an application for his headstone stating he served as a private with the 151 Depot Brigade.  The brigade was at Fort Devens in Ayer Massachusetts and was created September 15, 1917 to receive soldiers and prepare them for deployment.  According to Charles headstone application, he enlisted on May 15, 1918 and was discharged honorably on Dec 5, 1918.

After his discharge we find Charles in 1920 living in Eaton with his grandmother Lydia, a widow and working as an auto driver.  On January 31, 1929 he married Mildred Beatrice Leavitt who had previously married and divorced a Mr Doherty.  In 1930 we find Charles in Sandwich, New Hampshire working as a carpenter and believe we find Mildred in the 1930 census in Manhattan working as a private secretary in a textile company.  They were divorced on July 2, 1932 – the cause states abandonment and refusal to cohabit.

Charles died of pneumonia and myocarditis on November 30, 1939 in Sandwich where he was still working as a carpenter.  He was buried in the Eaton Cemetery. We know of Charles’ military service because of this application for a headstone and a photo of his gravestone which can be found at FindAGrave.

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APPLICATION FOR HEADSTONE

Enlistment dates May 15, 1918
Discharge dates Dec 5, 1918 Hon
S#5794571
Shackford, Charles B. Rank Pvt Company 26th US Regiment 151st Dept Brig [Rec Batallion crossed out, jsp], Date of Death Nov, 30, 1939
Name of cemetery blank, Located in City Eaton, State N.H., If World War Veteran Division None State N.H., Emblem Christian
To be shipped to Ralph W Shirley Post #46, American Legion at Consway, N.H.
Stamped May 29, 1940, Jul 1940, Ordered 2543047, Shipped 7-19-40, Request signed by Norman G. Nickerson, Adjutant, Conway, N. H. Date May 10, 1940.

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1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) 17, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 339, family 380, Fred Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 19, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 51, family 58, Jesse F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 February 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 22, Sheet No 2B, dwelling 49, family 54, Lidia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 February 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Stoneham, enumeration district (ED) 464, Sheet No 22A, dwelling 423, family 510, Winfield Leavitt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Carroll, New Hampshire, population schedule, Sandwich, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 2-16, Sheet No 7A, dwelling 152, family 162, Charles Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 February 2015).

1930 United States Federal Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Mildred Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

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“New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017), Charles B Shackford m Mildred B Leavitt.

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“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 January 2017), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZJ3-MSM, Charles Beacham Shackford, June 5, 1917; citing Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,711,716

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